These snakes are great swimmers and adore the water, preferring to spend their time there or nearby. Because they have eyes and nostrils on top of their heads, they may hide their bodies underwater while hunting for prey. Anaconda attacks on people are reportedly rare, despite being feared and labeled as ‘man-eaters.’
They coil their muscular bodies around their prey and squeeze until the animal asphyxiates. They are nonvenomous constrictors. The length of green anacondas is still up for dispute. A caged anaconda is difficult to stretch out, and people who witness anacondas in the wild are inclined to misjudge their size out of fear.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No